I recently got Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and it runs quite horribly on my PC because it has an internal graphics card. I have to adjust the settings all the way down to low and even then it stutters and lags in certain places. Anyway, I haven't really been keeping up with tech news and lingo now for a few years and so after doing a couple of Google searches I'm stumped on what DX11 GFX cards are and what the difference is between PCI-E 2.0 and 2.1 and what version my motherboard has.
I'm hoping someone here will help recommend a great graphics card for me that is able to run games such as Skyrim, Oblivion (and maybe GTAIV) on good graphics. It doesn't have to be great or run on max settings, but it does have to look nice and be smooth. I hope you know what I mean.
Anyway here's what I have now
Windows 7 Home Edition
Intel DG41RQ Motherboard (and internal sound, internal graphics and whatever the rest come with it)
Pentium Dual Core E5400 @ 2.7 Ghz
2 GB of RAM
My budget is around $100 but if there's a great card out there I'm willing to go up to around $150.
NOTE: Back in 2008, on my older PC I got a card which eventually ended up overheating and going kaput in a month So perhaps the recommendations will also factor in reliability as well.
Edited by lurker97kr, 20 June 2013 - 03:23 PM.